The Gulden Leeuw was built in 1937 as an ocean-going ice class ship under the name Dana. During a period of service for the Danish government, she was frequently used for marine biological research in International waters. In the 80's she was used as a offshore support ship, and after that the Danish Nautical School used her to train their students to become experienced seamen. In 2007 P&T Charters bought the Dana and transformed her into a three-masted topsail schooner, called Gulden Leeuw. Since 2010 she has been sailing with sail trainees throughout the European waters.
The Gulden Leeuw is a three-masted topsail schooner, a big sturdy vessel that gets up to great speeds and takes the sea very well. The ship has the magnificent ambiance of the 30’s, with simple, functional forms and rich materials, decorative and luxurious. She was restored in 2010. In 2013 the Gulden Leeuw received the STI award for the “Most innovative initiative”.
The deckhouse is connected to the enormous deck with folding doors. In the deckhouse you will find the bar and dinning room. On the aft you will also find the beautiful Captains VIP lounge. One level below is the dormitory. Although all in one hold, men and woman are divided in 2 sections, sleeping in bunk beds. There are several toilets. Adjacent to the dormitory you will find four showers. Outside, several benches are placed in the gangways; the deck layout of the Gulden Leeuw ensures a safe learning environment.
|Shipping type:||Topsail Schooner|
|Height of mast:||40m|
|Engine capacity:||1200 HP|